Month: July 2013

VIDEO: JAMAL EDWARDS TALKS SUCCESS AND ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK ON BBC BREAKFAST

When he was 15-years-old Jamal Edwards started filming his friends on a camera he was given for Christmas. By 22 he had got his own broadcasting company worth £8 million and a place on the Sunday Times rich list. Jamal who has just published his first book, told BBC Breakfast that his success is down to the fact that he was consistent and had a niche. “There’s probably a thousand other people who are filming as well but i did it in []

RUSSELL SIMMONS LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL ‘DEF MUSIC’

  BBC Newsbeat reports that mogul and co-founder of Def Jam Records Russell Simmons is to launch a new record label. Def Music will work in partnership with YouTube and Universal Records and the aim is to showcase new talent who upload their music on the video sharing site Simmons said in a statement: “This is the most exciting new terrain for me,” “I look forward to working with the extraordinary talent from the vastly creative YouTube ecosystem in the same way I’ve worked []

UK NEWS: DOREEN LAWRENCE TO JOIN HOUSE OF LORDS AS LABOUR PEER

Via BBC News The mother of the murdered London teenager Stephen Lawrence is to be made a Labour peer. Doreen Lawrence has led a long campaign to find out what happened to her son, who was killed in a racially aggravated attack in 1993. Two men were eventually convicted of his murder in 2011. A Labour source said leader Ed Miliband felt Mrs Lawrence was a “hero of modern Britain” and “voices like hers” should be heard in Parliament. Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence []

UK NEWS: 12 YEAR GIRL BRUTALLY RAPED IN EAST LONDON

A 12 year old girl was brutally raped in the early hours of Saturday morning in Walthamstow between 12.15am and 12.30am Police said in a statement: This was a very nasty attack on a vulnerable girl just 12-years-old by a group of older males who engaged her in conversation before leading her to a secluded area (.The incident took place in Hibbert Road). She was pinned down and two of the males then brutally raped her. I would appeal for anyone with information []

UK NEWS: TEEN CHARGED WITH THE DEATH OF TYRELL MATTHEWS-BURTON FACES A YEAR IN GREEK PRISON AWAITING TRIAL

Via The Daily Mirror A British teenager accused of stabbing a fellow holidaymaker to death faces a one year wait in a Greek prison cell until he gets a trial. Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 19, was remanded in custody yesterday charged with the murder of 19-year-old Tyrell Matthews-Burton. Tragic Tyrell was stabbed to death during a terrifying 30-man brawl outside a nightclub in the holiday resort of Malia, Crete, last Tuesday morning. Litchmore-Dunbar denies stabbing Tyrell and says he has no idea how a []

V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD – AFRO SUPA HERO EXHIBITION – (LONDON)

14 September 2013 – 9 February 2014 Afro Supa Hero is a snapshot of a childhood and journey to adulthood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora. Jon Daniel’s action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity. Born in East Sheen in southwest London and as the child of West Indian []

UK NEWS: MAN CHARGED WITH TYRELL MATTHEWS-BURTON MURDER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY

The Daily Mirror reports that Myles Litchmore-Dunbar (19), who has been charged with the stabbing death of fellow tourist Tyrell Matthews-Burton as well as possession of a weapon, is due to appear in court today in Crete. The University of Northampton student and part-time model will appear alongside his friends friends Dejon Anaughe (19) and Jordan Williams (19), who have also be been charged over the senseless brutal brawl that took place outside of a nightclub in Malia last week. Sixteen others accused of affray are believed to have returned to []

VIDEO: THE LEGENDARY HARRY BELAFONTE TALKS ABOUT TRAYVON MARTIN AND JAY Z / JAY Z – “MY PRESENCE IS CHARITY”

Legendary singer, songwriter, actor and Civil Rights activist Harry Belafonte  talks about the death of Trayvon Martin, the occupation in Florida and Jay Z. For those of you who don’t know last year Belafonte accused Jay Z and his wife Beyonce of turning their backs on social responsibility. This rattled the jigga man and he responded by calling the 86 YEAR OLD a “boy” on the track called Nickles And Dimes (featured on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail). Check out []